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of contributions. >> tom donilon national security advisor to president obama as they enter the second four years of that tenure in the white house. thank you for joining us. see you next time. captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org tavis: good evening. smiley. tonight a conversation with the longest serving independent in congressional history, bernie sanders. he is a member of the senate budget committee, which puts him at the front seat of the budget battles. last week congress voted do we devoted to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling limits -- last week congress voted to temporarily suspend the limits on the debt ceiling. we will get a look at high- profile nominations. we are glad you joined us. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely do. . walmart committed $2 billion to tighunfing h as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> bernie sanders i
, because i disagree on the fact it is not hard politics. for barack obama it is hard politics. the politics are hard for him, because he has already signaled he is willing to talk about deficit reduction. a lot of them are disturbed. he has gotten comfortable willing to make deficit reduction a priority, given the pain people are going through right now. paul krugman writes about this, stop embracing the notion of deficit reduction. now there are others who make this point all the time. you have got people pushing him to talk about deficit reduction. if you look at sunday morning talk shows, and i am not talking about the right. i am talking about democrats and folks on the left who are saying he has to agree to some entitlement cut spending. turn on the tv, and folks on the left are saying when the politics are concerned, he has to agree to entitlement cuts. tell me why they are not hard. >> you are right. >> back it up and understand there are millionaires who have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to create this type of culture that says we are going to have to cut social security, m
? tavis: is the obama era at the right time -- i am not making judgment one way or another, but is this the right time for this type of sitcom? >> interestingly enough, the obama administration invited us to screen it. we got their blessing. ironically, the obama speech writer is our head writer, and so i think so. but the interesting thing about it, it is not necessarily a show about politics. it is a show about a family with the backup of politics. tavis: it is the white house. before i go further, i was asking off-camera because your name is so unusual, not that smiley is that common, or tavis. >> well, josh is short for joshua, and gad is short for gad. gad is one of the tribes of israel, you can trace them back, so i come from very famous lineage. granted, and they do not have cameras back then, so they did not have television shows, but it was more about their contribution to biblical stories. tavis: what about that? >> it gets you into bars, some extra poll. -- pull. tavis: does it work with the ladies? >> i cannot tell you. i am marriage, but off the record, yes. ta
serves on the obama council of entrepreneurship. we are glad you joined us. a conversation with geomagic's ceo, ping fu, coming up. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: started a successful company is never easy, but it may have seemed impossible for ping fu, growing up under mao, and she was sent to a labor camp, where she adored unspeakable hardships. she knew just three english words into her vocabulary and came with little money in her pocket. my favorite, "hellboy." she found her way into software, starting her own software company called geomagic, which she continues to lead as its ceo, and her new book about her remarkable journey is called "bend, not break: a life in tw
. president obama leans into the issue of transparency more than any other president and is also defaulting back into this framework of security, so the principles of this new age, the principles of collaboration, it is about collaboration. trust. if you are not open, still holding on to balts of information, you are not going to build that trust, and the problem is we become more and more disengage. local elections in los angeles, 12% of people showing up that are registered, and it is not even a headline because it has been happening for years. people are sick and tired of voting. i think this is a fundamental principle in a new age. tavis: what would be the motivating factor for government to be transparent? because when you put more out there, people know more, and when they know more, they ask more questions, so there are costs, repercussions. why would people in sacramento or anyone else want to be more transparent? >> i talked about this in the book that i have that. the freedom of information. you know that is tomorrow's headline. our default is secrecy. but it is a world of hyper t
who have played president of the united states, but this moment with the vigor and use of the obama administration, there is so much focus placed on the white house, and you have to play the president, what made you want to do eight? >> there is a renewed interest and glamour and a new generation interested in politics. the biggest reasons were a combination of ann curry washington and -- of kerry washington and shonda rhimes. i have a long time felt that kerry is one of our best actresses working, and when shonda created the show i knew that would be interesting. i thought if there is a potential love interest with kerry washington, that is something you do not want to turn around, for a lot of reasons. >> that would be scandal. what do you make of the success she has in a relatively short time. she has got some hits in a relatively short time. when i read the pilot script and saw the first episode, immediately i thought, this woman has such a distinctive voice. when i think shonda is gifted, she has an idea of what people want to see in terms of popcorn, soap opera on value, but a
in the world, older than a corner. i gave one of these to president obama. he said stevie wonder had given him a grammatic. i said i give lessons, and he said, "that is nice, but i am a little busy right now." tavis: let me get out of the way, and we will give you the last minute, and you can play us out. this last project is called "get up!," 10 tracks. >> teh b side. we will send you some outtakes if it is not enough. tavis: the new project is called "get up!" charlie, nice to meet you and have you on. i will say one last thing. as always, thanks for watching. we will see you next time back here on pbs. until then, keep the faith. ♪ captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- ♪ >> something like that. tavis: there you have it. >> for more information on tavis: hi, i'm tavis smiley. join me next time for a provocative conversation with gina messina-dysert. that is next time. we will see you then. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we kno
. if i go back again, president obama, you're going to be missing a lot of stuff. tavis: what are you encouraging him to do? >> jobs. we were talking about that the other day. he was talking about jobs, unemployment. tavis: what did you tell them? >> i said we need more and appointed offices. -- more on and point offices. -- unemployment offices. i will run for president and announce it right here on the show. 2016. tavis: you are running? >> yes. all of the black people will get mad of me. every cabinet post, i will put mexicans in charge, because mexicans can get things done. they will bring people with them. anything that can be done, and mexican can do, and i will bring them along. who is the richest man in the world? a mexican. carlos slim. i know so much. have you noticed that you never see a homeless mexican? you never see a homeless mexican. eight bricks and three packs of chewing gum. you come back one week later, townhouses and condominiums all of the block. tavis: you were telling a joke one time when i came to see you in vegas above the wall being built. you said there wil
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